My Brother's Keeper initiative gets underway

...My Brother's Keeper initiative, included nearly 90 minutes of small group discussions among business leaders, social service providers and representatives of Richmond County schools.In one of the small groups, led by businessman Zack Daffin...

City expands homeless count to south Augusta

...best as we can."Improvements to the city's count are needed after housing officials, health care providers and social service agencies disputed the accuracy of Augusta's homeless population, which for the past three years has earned the...

Augusta Commission passes 2015 budget with stormwater fee, raises for deputies

...leaves outside agencies' funding intact at 2014 levels totaling $5.35 million. An earlier proposal to cut the social service, health and cultural agencies met with heavy resistance, although Jackson said that in the coming months staff will...

Augusta Commission to discuss budget options

...in the sheriff's office, while Plan B implements the agency cuts in tiers, with 10 percent cuts for health and social service groups, 15 percent cuts for governing authorities and 25 percent cuts for community investment groups, such as Augusta...

Morris Museum is a powerful 'center of gravity'

...Museum has established over the years with departments of city government; schools, colleges and universities; social service agencies of widely various types; cultural institutions; and civic organizations. MUCH OF WHAT is now accepted as commonplace...

Augusta Mayor-elect Hardie Davis details proposal to expand office, budget

...city's greenspace program.Allen proposed imposing the agency cuts in tiers, with 10 percent cuts for health and social service groups, 15 percent for intergovernmental agencies such as the Land Bank Authority, and 25 percent for community...

Lutheran social service network under fire

NEW YORK --- One of the largest social service networks in the U.S., working in areas ranging from adoption to disaster relief, faces a shake-up because of Lutheran divisions...

Gov. Deal budget plan worries social service advocates

...tank the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. Essig made his comments Friday during an all-day conference with social service agencies and non-profit groups to help them understand the implications of the state's budget. While the legislature...

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Elsie Reid

...a family, Elsie chose to be home with their four children, taking on leadership positions in local political and social service organizations and in her church. Elsie was a devout Episcopalian, soon becoming an Associate of an Episcopal women's...

Economy hits charities with hard shots

NEW YORK --- For many social-service charities across America, the recession has delivered a staggering...help illustrate the magnitude of the challenges. Giving to social-service charities fell by 12.7 percent in 2008, according to the...